Average Production Engineer Salary

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The average salary for a Production Engineer is $70,658.
MEDIAN $70,658
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$51k - $111k
$516 - $17k
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$203 - $10k
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$47k - $117k

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Job Description for Production Engineer

Production Engineer Tasks
  • Assist in process hazard analysis and drive resulting action items to completion.
  • Perform training to operators on new processes.
  • Modify and update all Safety Information and procedures.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement.
The top respondents for the job title Production Engineer are from the companies Dow Chemical Co, The Boeing Company and Hitachi America, Ltd.. Reported salaries are highest at Dow Chemical Co where the average pay is $86,372. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The Boeing Company and Panasonic Corporation of North America, earning around $85,988 and $70,000, respectively. Hitachi America, Ltd. pays the lowest at around $59,752. Denso Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc. and Archer Daniels Midland Company also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $66,595 and $67,349, respectively.

Career Paths

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Production Engineer
Process Engineer
Petroleum Engineer
Manufacturing Engineer
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Popular Skills for Production Engineer

Skills in Production Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Lean Manufacturing, Engineering Design, Manufacturing Process Engineering and Process Improvement.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Engineer

An entry-level Production Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $61,085 based on 152 salaries. An early career Production Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,144 based on 776 salaries. A mid-career Production Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,834 based on 298 salaries. An experienced Production Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,778 based on 152 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $87,705.
Employees with Production Engineer in their job title in Midland, Texas earn an average of 54.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (43.0% more) and Baton Rouge, Louisiana (34.1% more).

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